Finovate Middle East

26-27 February, 2018 Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre Dubai U.A.E


Finovate's newest event will bring together the Middle East's fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology. See the latest fintech innovations demoed live on stage and hear insights from global financial services experts.

Exclusive Strategic Partner

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance

Fast-paced demos of cutting-edge fintech

Innovative fintech companies will have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed!

With Middle East startup and fintech investment hitting record highs in 2017, staying up to date on fintech innovation has never been more important. And we’ve hand-selected the innovations you need to see.

Connect with industry leaders and innovators

Meet the founders of leading fintech solutions providers and senior executives in financial services. Make new contacts. Get insights on the future of fintech you won't find anywhere else.

Who you’ll learn from

Each day is filled with high-energy, visionary expert speakers, including executives from the Citi, DFSA, Clearly, Emirates NBD, CIB, Forrester, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Wamda Capital and many more.

Networking measured in quality and quantity

FinovateMiddleEast attracts 400+ senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and around the globe.

You'll meet the decision-makers behind the biggest financial brands in the world through our mobile app, hot-topic round tables, and high-impact networking sessions.

Beyond the demos: Insights from global fintech leaders

In addition to seeing the latest innovative technologies live on stage, you will hear about the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology.

Topics will range from how the Ministry of Finance sees the future of fintech unfolding in the UAE, the evolution and limits of current financial regulation, and investment from within or without the region to the future of digital banks, AI, blockchain, and digital currency.

Future-focused fintech

Investment in Middle East startups and fintechs was higher in 2017 than any year before. And while the more “traditional” areas of payments and lending technology are certainly at the forefront, so are revolutionary innovations like blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI and more.

With the Middle East focus on fintech and innovation growing at a blistering pace, you can’t afford to be left behind. Stay informed and find the next big advantage.

Conference speakers include

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Earn up to 10 CPD points

  • FinovateMiddleEast is a great professional opportunity. One hour of learning at the event will earn you 1 CPD point. Attend our 2 day conference to earn up to 10 CPD points.

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